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Sol Duc Falls

Address: Olympic National Park, WA
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96%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trails, Waterfalls, Outdoors
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Type: Trails, Waterfalls, Outdoors
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Los Angeles, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Haven't seen this kind of green in years, really rain forest style with the heat and moisture, but worth it for the short trail, really create a scene as in Amazon, with all kinds of bugs though. At the end of the trail appears the big fall, we saw 2 rainbows that day, nice and finally cooler compare with in... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

It's an easy 2 mile round-trip to the Falls and its scenic throughout. There are plenty of moss covered rocks and gushing streams adding to the beauty of the rain forest. You can hear the thunder of the Sol Duc Falls from a distance: we were surprised at the force of the water! We went there on a sunny afternoon... More 

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Easy to follow trails out to the falls and it looks like the bridges and walkways over small streams are a new addition. The sun goes down quick behind the mountain so plan accordingly. The forest is full of animals and you don't want to be out there at night.The falls are beautiful, very swift and loud. The forest is... More 

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Clancy, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A very easy 3/4 mile hike among the trees and stream and a waterfall of approximately 100 foot or more. In October there was a lot of water but I am sure May & June the falls would be even more spectacular

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Nice little hike to beautiful waterfall The Sol Duc waterfall in Olympic National Park is a just an easy 0.8 mile hike (each way) through a forest. Although there is a little up and down they are quite minor and an easy walk. From the parking lot, as you hike the 0.8 miles you will gain 200 ft in elevation... More 

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Massachusetts
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192 reviews 192 reviews
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230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

From Hwy 101 its about 15 mi to the trailhead (2 mi beyond the Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort). Along the way, the Salmon Cascades stop is a very short walk to the overlook of these cascades. Didn't see any salmon jumping, but a nice view anyway. The trail to Sol Duc Falls is 0.8 mi and relatively flat. Although... More 

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Riverton, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Easy hike well worth the effort. Can get some great pictures here. Looks different at different times of day.

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Vancouver WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The falls still roared, but I wondered what it would be like with a normal rainfall year, rather than the drier year this summer. That would be worth another trip to see.

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Post Falls, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The perfect after lunch hike. The trail was lightly used when we were on it so it was almost like being alone in the woods. The trail is well maintained, and we enjoyed being in the forest and the falls was worth the walk.

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Schenectady
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Sol Duc Falls, in Olympic National Park, is about a 1 mile walk from the trailhead. The walk itself is through a wonderland of old growth forest. More colors of green than you ever thought existed are on this gentle path. Giant ferns, moss covered trees, streams and profound quiet can be found in this forest. The falls run fairly... More 

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